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Please Note: These are authentic Spanish Piece of Eight Treasure Coins, and you will receive the pair of cuff links in the photographs and description.
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When we think of the treasure coins of pirate lore, the silver Spanish colonial coins of Central and South America immediately come to mind. Next time you read about the great pirates of long ago, Henry Morgan, Edward Teach (Blackbeard), John Rackham (Calico Jack), Mary Read, Anne Bonny and many others, these were the coins that drove their raiding and pillaging of land and sea! Even the great, and often maligned, “pirate hunter” Captain William Kidd used these coins to purchase rum and wine for his crew.
Crudely shaped and hand-hammered, these silver pieces of history are some of the most intriguing and beautiful coins ever minted. And because each coin was minted by hand, they are one of a kind. Unlike a machine minted coin, it is impossible for anyone else to posses a coin exactly like yours!
Robert's Note: Stunning detail, beautiful cross and monogram with 1/2 denomination and partial "ILI" for PHILIP the V of Spain. Excellent condition for its age. It was stashed and hidden not long after it was minted. Rare denomination - less than 7% of the coins minted at that time were 1/2 reales. The majority were the large 8 reales.
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